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Writing Instruments Technology

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Writing Instruments Technology by SCHMIDT Technology

SCHMIDT Technology has been developing and producing high-quality technology for writing instrument manufacturers around the world for over 85 years. Nearly all of the world's major brands in the writing instrument industry rely on our company's high-quality, innovative and reliable products. They all know: Those who operate in premium markets today and in the future must offer uncompromising quality.

We develop and produce advancing mechanismsfountain pen technology and cartridge rollerball system and refills for ballpoint pens and fountain pens in Sankt Georgen in the Black Forest, the heart of precision engineering.

A complete writing instrument according to your ideas


Are you looking for individual solutions and innovative writing ideas? Do you want to upgrade your existing product lines or realize new design concepts? If so, SCHMIDT Technology is the partner of your choice. Extensive R & D facilities, qualified experts and a vertical range of manufacturing en­able us to realize your ideas quickly and flexible. This “time to market” approach allows you to generate quick turnover and to save your money.

The range of experience spans from standard mechanisms and writing components to complete writing instruments. In close dialogue with the customers SCHMIDT Technology develops and manufactures writing highlights on demand. The solutions are always tailored to the unique customer requirements.


Based on decades of experience in terms of development and production of writing systems, we are in the position to develop and produce customer-specific complete writing instruments as well. By doing this we can offer our customers the unique advantage to source all components from one single supplier: Starting with the customer’s pro­duct idea via our development and construction by means of CAD/CAM through to the finished product. The project planning is fixed and coordinated by milestones agreed upon with the customer. Our interdisciplinary thinking and acting enables us to turn the customer’s ideas into series products, quickly and easily.

We thereby benefit from a large production depth and most modern production processes and methods. We are thus in the position to produce prototypes, pre-production sample series, as well as small and large series in consistent, high quality.

Production competence

  • Tools and special devices in our own toolmaking department
  • Technical and decorative plastic ­components
  • CNC-turned parts from CNC-turning machine and CNC-turning and milling center
  • Metal processing of stainless steel, brass, aluminium, titanium
  • Stylus and laser engraving
  • Guillochage
  • Stamping
  • Manual and machine polishing
  • Grinding
  • Blasting
  • Manual and automated assembling

Surface materials and ­techniques

  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Leather
  • Lacquer coatings
  • Electroplating
  • Anodised coatings

Regarding the development of inks and ball pen inks you can rely on the development competence and the know-how of SCHMIDT Technology.

Decades of experience in the development and production of the most diverse writing media are the basis for new products which comply with all current legal requirements in Europe. We are producing exclusively in Germany.

These writing media are only used in the products that are manufactured by SCHMIDT Technology.

Viscosity test for writing medium

We can develop almost each customer-specific colour for you upon submission of technical specifications and a given economic efficiency. The required tests are made in our chemical laboratory using the most modern test equipment.

We will not supply these products to you until they have been tested intensively and until they meet our own high standards of quality.

It is our challenge to meet your requirements.

We develop and manufacture customer-specific dosage systems for the most diverse applications of fluid media. The basis for successful products is our comprehensive know-how in product development, implementation in production toolings and assembly devices, as well as in application-supporting-chemics. The implemented materials are precisely adapted to match the requirements of the various media.

Another point is the topic “Time to Market”. Our own tooling, devices and mechanical engineering allow short project stages from the product idea to the finished product.

The necessary application test procedures are coordinated directly with the customer.

Here the following facilities are available:

  • Application supporting chemical laboratory
  • Facilities for climatic and environmental tests
  • Facilities for physical tests

We are having long-time and practical experience for the implementation of the following media:

  • Solvents or water-based media
  • Adhesives
  • Correction Fluids
  • Mineral and synthetical oils

other media on request

We use the following sophisticated applicators:

  • Springloaded extruded tips
  • Ball tips
  • Fibre wicks
  • Brushes

All our refills are in accordance with ISO 12757-1 i. e. ISO 14145-1. The standard colours of the ball pen ink refills are in accordance with ISO 12757-2 and thereby document-proof.

Thus all refills are resistant against water, acid, alkaline solutions, bleach and light and therefore suitable for use in public offices and authorities.

The ball pen inks and the inks of the refills made by SCHMIDT Technology are in accordance with EN 71-3.

All raw materials used for our refills and inks are pre-registered or already registered in accordance with REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006. All products have a much lower concentration of SVHC substances than the required 0.1 % or are even SVHC-free.

Accordingly, our products are plasticizer-free. Furthermore the European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2013 regarding polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons can be confirmed.

In case you wish to export the refills to the USA, we can issue certificates regarding the TSCA and the California Proposition 65.

Further regulations on demand.

Due to the high quality requirements of our customers we manufacture all our pro­ducts exclusively in Germany at our ­premises in St. Georgen. Most of the ball pen inks and inks are produced by SCHMIDT ­Technology itself or additionally bought from German manufacturers.

“Made in Germany” is our basis.

SCHMIDT® Writing Instruments Technology product catalog

Find out everything about the many possible applications of our writing instruments technology.
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